All Investigation articles – Page 5

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    Cobalt complexes

    Devise structures for cobalt complexes given, decide how to distinguish between the four complexes, and identify some properties or characteristics that are the same for all four complexes.

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    Amount of CO₂

    By using chemicals and apparatus in the laboratory, devise experiments to determine the amount of carbon dioxide that can be obtained from a mixture of two solids - barium sulphate and potassium carbonate.

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    A weak acid

    Starting from its Ka (or pKa) value, calculate or find as much information as you need to show what is meant by ‘weak’ in weak acid.

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    A black solid

    Devise experiments to identify a black solid sample by using chemicals and apparatus in the laboratory.

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    Five white solids

    Label five white solids correctly by using chemical tests and any suitable apparatus.

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    Mission starlight

    The mission? To protect astronauts from the effects of harmful UV light

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    Additional resources - That’s Chemistry!

    2016-05-16T10:38:00Z In association with

    Additional resources from That’s Chemistry! These resources include: an introduction to the book; information about how to effectively use the concept cartoons included in the book; suggestions on how to use ICT to enhance teaching and learning.

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    Benchmark tools for resourcing practical work

    2016-05-03T10:50:00Z

    The Royal Society of Chemistry works with other organisations on science policy education activites. From this work we have produced a set of comprehensive resourcing benchmark tools for teachers and school practitioners to use when planning budgets and equipping classrooms and laboratories.

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    A guide to writing up your chemical science thesis

    This guide aims to give you guidance on how to write your thesis so that your research is showcased at its best. It includes suggestions on how to prepare for writing up and things to consider during the final stages. 

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    How to deal with failure

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    Nobel Laureates offer their advice on how to get through setbacks and difficult times, based on their experiences throughout their scientific careers. Video: How should you deal with failure martin chalfie Video: If you fail, is it really a failure? – Elizabeth Blackburn ...

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    Magic writing with sodium nitrate solution

    In this experiment, students write a hidden message using invisible ink and watch what happens when a glowing splint touches their message.

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    Invisible inks

    In this experiment, students test a variety of substances to see if they can be used as an invisible ink.

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    QuantiCorp R&D: new products

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    This C/PBL resource involves an investigation into catalysis and conducting polymers for the production of biosensors. Students are challenged to develop a biosensor based on a conducting polymer in the context of an R&D department in a high-tech company. 

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    Communication skills are an essential part of all university degree courses. In general, communication skills are developed throughout undergraduate courses via a range of activities and many departments already have substantial parts of their course aimed at transferable skills. The book ‘Communicating Chemistry’ contains a number of exercises that can ...

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    A Dip in the Dribble: river pollution - C/PBL

    This is a problem-based case study investigating of the environmental impact of river pollution.

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    A chromate–dichromate equilibrium

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    Try this class practical to investigate an equilibrium between chromate(VI), dichromate(VI) and hydrogen ions. Includes kit list and safety instructions.

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    Commercial Skills: Finance

    This module asks teams of students to assess the financial impacts of two projects with a chemical background.

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    Commercial Skills: Feasibility

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    In this module students are asked to summarise and critique two out of the five chemistry-based projects, based on their previous work, and present their preferred option to a “business” audience.

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    Commercial Skills: Market Research

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    This module asks teams of students to estimate the market value of a number of potential projects with a chemical background. 

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    Commercial Skills: Innovation

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    This module asks teams of students to evaluate a number of potential projects, with a chemical background, and identify why they might be of potential value.